Friday, April 29, 2011

Apple of My Eye

I have to pinch myself almost everyday, when I realize I am so lucky to have such a wonderful family.

I have three awesome, healthy kids.    A husband who does anything and everything to make us all happy.   Parents who are always there for me, continuing to spoil me into my adulthood :)  I have an amazing group of "virtual" friends all because of this great hobby we all love so much.

Last Monday I was skyping with a friend while we watched the launch of the new Expression 2 machine.  We gabbed, she made cupcakes and I made some cards.  {she is 4 hours behind in Alaska! I love that we can talk like we're in the same room}

Here is one of the cards I made

This is an A2 sized card
Recollection and Echo Park papers
Can you believe this is the Playtime Collection!I hand cut the card and mat
Apple cut is from Just Because Cards {6.5"}
Why so big?   Remember the layers on this card are coordinating with the size of the card cut.  I could have used real dial size, but that would have also made my stem that big too.  I chose to take a guess and it worked out great.   Always remember your layer features will coordinate with the size of the first cut on the page.I used 1" grosgrain ribbon
Sentiment from Studio G, hand cut.  I used a small hole punch to guide my hemp through
Red button

It's always fun to use sentiments in different ways. You can stamp on the card, cut it out from your Cricut, or make it into a tag.  Possibilities are endless!

I heard a lot of hopeful E2 owners are getting emails that their orders may be cancelled.   These are even customers who ordered before the launch or within the first 1000 sold.   I hope this issue gets resolved, it's crazy to think that the ebayers will get theirs and not the real PC customer.



Nadia said...

Such a cute card. I loved that you wrote about how grateful you are for your family. Just lovely.
Nadia (With Glittering Eyes blog)

Pat N. said...

That's a cute card. I had problem cutting that same apple when I tried to make a card. Thanks for the tip on that. I think I wound up using real dial size and the stem didn't seem out of proportion.--Pat N.

Sandi Cl~ said...

Wonderful. Love the colors and pp. I totally agree with you about hoping all the PC supporters get theirs with time delay.

Kristy said...

Cute card! Yikes re: the problems with the E2?! Wonder what happened? Mine got here today, a week early!!!

Brenda said...

Very cute card! It's nice being able to Skype with someone.